“Community food projects are not about food, and community energy projects are not about energy” was one of the conclusions from an international workshop of experts on ‘grassroots innovations’. These […]
Purpose – Sustainable consumption is increasingly on the policy menu, and local organic food has been widely advocated as a practical tool to make changes to conventional production and consumption […]
Supermarkets such as Asda (owned by Wal-Mart) have responded to the growth in direct marketing and alternative agri-food networks by promoting local produce ranges, and increasingly sourcing organic produce from […]
Sustainable consumption is gaining in currency as a new environmental policy objective. This paper presents new research findings from a mixed-method empirical study of a local organic food network to […]
This project is analysing the contribution of organised civil society in the UK towards sustainability transitions in the socio- technical trajectories of food production and consumption. Specifically, the study aims to describe and explain the different innovative strategies adopted by civil society actors wishing to influence the direction of those trajectories.
This project examined how social experiments with alternative technologies – organic food, eco-housing and wind energy – have attained wider influence.
Seyfang, G. (2009) The New Economics of Sustainable Consumption: Seeds of Change (Palgrave MacMillan, Basingstoke) ISBN 978-0-230-52533-7 [paperback published 2011] Climate change is forcing us to rethink our lifestyles, but green consumerism […]
Smith, A. (2007) ‘Translating Sustainabilities Between Green Niches and Socio-Technical Regimes’ Technology Analysis and Strategic Management 19(4) pp.427-450 A role for green niches has risen to prominence in the environment and innovation literature. […]
Supporting and Harnessing Diversity? Experiments in Appropriate Technology project final briefing (Dec 2006). Grassroots Innovations Briefing: Supporting and Harnessing Diversity? Grassroots Innovation Briefing: Supporting and Harnessing Diversity